NOC 6342 – Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners



Tailors, dressmakers and furriers make, alter and repair tailored clothing, dresses, coats and other made-to-measure garments. Milliners make, alter and repair hats. This unit group also includes alterationists who fit, alter and repair garments. They are employed by clothing retailers, clothing alteration shops, dry cleaners and garment manufacturing companies or they may be self-employed.

Main Duties

The following is a summary of main duties for some occupations in this unit group:

  • Tailors make made-to-measure garments, such as suits and coats according to customers’ and clothing manufacturers’ specifications and fit; design patterns to fit measurements; mark, cut and sew fabric; and may alter and repair garments as required.
  • Dressmakers make women’s garments; select and modify commercial patterns to customers’ and clothing manufacturers’ specifications and fit, mark, cut and sew fabric; and may alter and repair garments as required.
  • Furriers make, alter, restyle and repair natural fur garments and accessories.
  • Milliners design, lay out, cut, sew and press fabric, leather and other materials into hats and related accessories.
  • Alterationists fit, alter and repair garments according to customers’ requests by hand or using sewing machines.

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school may be required.
  • Tailors and dressmakers require demonstrated ability to sew, style and fit men’s or women’s garments and may require completion of college or other courses in tailoring or dressmaking.
  • Furriers require several years of experience in selecting pelts and making, fitting, styling and altering fur garments and accessories.
  • Milliners require demonstrated ability to sew, style and fit hats and caps.
  • Alterationists require demonstrated ability to sew, alter and repair garments.

All Titles

  • alterationist, garments
  • alterations dressmaker
  • alterations seamstress
  • custom fur joiner
  • custom furrier
  • custom sewer, women’s garments
  • custom tailor
  • dressmaker
  • fur remodeller
  • fur repair estimator
  • fur repairman/womanfur repairman, fur repairwoman
  • fur tailor
  • furrier
  • garment fitter
  • garment repair seamstress
  • master tailor
  • milliner
  • millinery maker
  • repair seamstress, garments
  • sample maker, garments
  • seamstress
  • shop tailor
  • supervisor, tailors
  • tailor
  • tailor, made-to-measure garments
  • tailor, men’s garment alterations
  • tailor, ready-to-wear garments
  • women’s garment alterations seamstress
  • women’s garment custom seamstress
  • women’s hat maker – milliner


  • Couturier – haute couture (See 5243 Theatre, fashion, exhibit and other creative designers)


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